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March newsletter recap

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Library Management Conference—registration ends today!

eBooks and Publishing Program – March 21

Products & Services

BrowZine – a new group purchase offer for hospital and academic libraries

SAGE Deep Backfile Package, For academic libraries with SAGE Ejournal subscriptions

SAGE Medical Ejournal Spring 2013 Collections

Free trials – EasyBib for academic, school, and public libraries

Advantage business e-resource solution from MarketLine

New resources from Gale: Ed2Go, National Geographic Virtual Library, and Gale Genealogy Connect

Free trials to THREE Alexander Street collections

MeL Update

Free MeLCat webinars
MeLCat Reports
MeLCat Refresher Training for DCB Libraries

Join MeLCat! Participant application form available here.

After a brief moratorium on new NCIP implementations, additional libraries are again being brought into the NCIP fold. Currently in production are SirsiDynix Symphony and Auto-Graphics Verso. We anticipate that Evergreen and TLC will soon be added to that list.

MeLCat Users Day will be held in Lansing on Thursday, November 14. More information will be coming soon.

Do you have new staff? Does your current staff want a refresher on how to best use MeL Databases? During March, we are offering MeL Databases Basics Part 1 and Part 2.


Over 100 libraries have signed up so far to participate in ROSEY, the new MCLS program that will enable Michigan libraries to discard unwanted materials in a simple, low cost, environmentally sensitive way. See our ROSEY page for additional details.


“MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?” to be broadcast online 18–19 March. Learn more about how to watch this event live online here.

If you missed Alistair Croll’s ALA Midwinter presentation on “The Implications and Opportunities of Big Data,” you can now watch it here now.

Issue seven of OCLC Research Quarterly Highlights is now available.

Read here how planning and engaging the whole community worked to create a successful campaign at Chelsea District Library.

Other Announcements

David Votta joins MCLS in a new role of Community Engagement Librarian.